Driving Lessons in Cambridge

A complete learners guide to passing your test in Cambridge.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Driving lessons in Cambridge

The most popular areas include:

Arbury, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Ely, Histon and Impington, King’s Hedges, Milton, Newmarket, Orchard Park and Trumpington.

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Learning to drive in Cambridge

Nicknamed the congestion capital of the UK, Cambridge isn’t short of challenges when it comes to learning to drive. From endless queues to packs of cyclists, it can seem like traffic and hazards galore! But don’t let that put you off learning to drive here - our driving instructors know all the best places to take you for your lessons.

Providing you keep clear of the city centre and Cambridge University, there are plenty of quiet areas suitable for getting to grips with life on the road in Cambridge. The city is surrounded by quiet rural areas including Milton, Histon and Impington. They’re all ideal for getting the hang of clutch control without much disturbance from other drivers.

There are also plenty of quiet neighbourhoods in Cambridge itself. Rawlyn Road and the surrounding residential streets are our top choices if you’re looking for somewhere to perfect your manoeuvres. Alternatively, you could head to Chesterton, Orchard Park or King’s Hedges. King’s Hedges is a particularly popular choice for learner drivers, with lots of wide, quiet roads ideal for perfecting that emergency stop.

Who doesn’t love a challenge? Once you're advanced enough, try out some of Cambridge’s trickier areas to really get yourself test-ready. Griffith Cloverway, which links major junctions of the M11 and A14, is notoriously difficult to navigate and is often populated with speedy motorists. Mill Road is another busy area where you’ll have to watch out for cyclists and pedestrians, giving you good hazard perception practice for your test. Plus if you can handle Mill Road then you'll be able to handle Cambridge rush hour at its worst! We’re sure you’ll ace your test and soon be cruising around the city as a licenced driver.

Manual and automatic driving lessons

We get that everyone’s different, and we want you to choose what’s best for you. That’s why we offer both manual and automatic driving lessons in Cambridge! Take the time to brush up on both options before you make a decision.

There are pros and cons to both transmission styles. You might prefer an automatic for driving around Cambridge, as you won't need to bother with changing gears constantly in queues - it is the congestion capital after all! On the other hand, if you’re on a budget you might prefer to opt for manual. Lessons are cheaper and if you're looking to buy a car after you pass, manual cars are usually cheaper than their automatic equivalents.

Remember, a manual licence will qualify you to drive both types of transmission, whereas an automatic licence will only qualify you to drive automatic vehicles. However, there’s certainly less to get to grips with if you go for automatic lessons. Whichever option you choose, we’ve got you sorted!

Driving Test Centre Locations

There are a few driving test centres around Cambridge. Your driving instructor will help you select the test centre that suits you best. Have a look at the DVSA page on test centre locations near you. The following are some popular options in Cambridge:

  • Cambridge (Cowley Road): Cowley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0DT
  • Cambridge (Brookmount Court): Driving Test Centre Cambridge, Brookmount Court, Units A & B Brookmount Court, Kirkwood Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 2QH
  • Cambridge (Hardwick): 25 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7QH